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We thought we'd share some very well put pro-life quotes. We couldn't agree with these statements more.

"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grown old.

"I share the confidence of those who feel that America is working to care for its unwanted as well as wanted children, protecting particularly those who cannot protect themselves. I also share the opinions of those who do not accept abortion as a response to our society's problems -- an inadequate welfare system, unsatisfactory job training programs, and insufficient financial support for all its citizens.

"When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."

Sen. Edward Kennedy, August 3, 1971

Since writing this letter, Kennedy has become a leading abortion proponent in the Senate. He sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act, has worked to make it a crime to protest abortion, votes for taxpayer funding of abortion, and has won awards for his efforts from the abortion industry.

"I am opposed to abortion and to government funding of abortions. We should not spend state funds on abortions because so many people believe abortion is wrong."

Bill Clinton, September 26, 1986

As president, Clinton tried to force taxpayers to pay for every abortion in the country as part of his national health insurance plan.

"There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of [a] higher order than the right to life ... that was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.

"What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually? It is that question, the question of our attitude, our value system, and our mind-set with regard to the nature and worth of life itself that is the central question confronting mankind. Failure to answer that question affirmatively may leave us with a hell right here on earth."

Rev. Jesse Jackson, January 1977

Jackson switched to a pro-abortion position before he ran for president in 1988.

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Posted 12 Sep 2000.

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